RICARDO, David (1772-1823)
Grundgesetze der Volkswirthschaft und Besteuerung. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Dr. Edw. Baumstark. [Volume 2:] Volkswirthschaftliche Erläuterungen vorzüglich über David Ricardo's System.
Leipzig, Wilh. Engelmann, 1837-1838.
2 volumes. X,V-XXXII,461,[1 blank, 1 errata, 1 blank, 2 advert.]; X,[2],830,[2 errata]p., thus complete. With 6 folding tables. Fine modern half calf, gilt back with black labels, old signature on the original front free endpapers. An appealing set.
€ 1250

Second German edition of Ricardo's masterpiece, first published in German in 1821 in a translation by Christ. Aug. Schmidt. This new ‘excellent' (J.K.Ingram) translation with Baumstark's valuable notes became the standard for later editions. Baumstark's preface (p.V-X of the first volume) was apparently later added to only part of the edition, which explains the irregular pagination. It is lacking in most copies.
Edward Baumstark was professor of cameral sciences at the University of Greifswald and a politician with moderate liberal principles.
*Kress C.4476. Humpert 13102. Carpenter, Economic bestsellers before 1850, XXXVII,11.